MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SPORT AND CULTURE PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPUTER STUDIES SYLLABUS GRADES 1-7

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1 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SPORT AND CULTURE PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPUTER STUDIES SYLLABUS GRADES 1-7 Curriculum Development Unit P.O. Box MP 133 Mount Pleasant Harare All rights reserved 2007

2 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture wishes to acknowledge the following for their valued contribution towards the production of this syllabus: The National Primary Computer Studies Syllabus Panel for their professional and technical support The Curriculum Development Unit for the finalisation of this syllabus The support staff at Education Services Centre for providing essential services Computer Society of Zimbabwe and World Links for their technical support. 1

3 PAGE Acknowledgement.. 1 Preamble 3 Aims. 3 Assessment objectives.. 3 Assessment. 4 Methodology and time allocation 4 Syllabus topics 5 Scope and Sequence Chart 6 Grade 1 15 Grade 2 19 Grade 3 23 Grade 4 26 Grade 5 33 Grade 6 39 Grade

4 1.0 PREAMBLE 2.0 AIMS The Zimbabwe Primary School Computer Syllabus is a seven-year course. It is intended to introduce learners to computers and provide them with skills, which they can use in their schoolwork, in further education and in future employment. The syllabus aims to: 2.1 develop in pupils an interest in and enjoyment of the many uses of computers 2.2 develop in pupils an awareness of computer technology and its role in society 2.3 develop in pupils an appreciation of the use of computers in solving a wide variety of problems in information and communication technology 2.4 help pupils acquire computer skills and knowledge which can be applied in future training or studies 2.5 develop an appreciation of different computer applications 2.6 encourage creativity and logical thinking. 3.0 ASSESSMENT The pupils should be able to: 3.1 identify the hardware components and software of a computer 3.2 generate and manipulate documents (word processing) 3.3 carryout simple mail merge 3.4 create spreadsheets and apply the various in-built functions 3.5 demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the operating systems 3.6 create presentations 3.7 use the Internet and . 3

5 4.0 ASSESSMENT There should be continuous assessment throughout the course (grade 1-7) 4.1 SCHEME OF ASSESSMENT AT GRADE 7 Paper Description Duration Marks Weighting 1 Multiple choice and 1½ hours % structured questions 2 Practical Coursework % Paper 1 (1½ hours) Pupils answer all questions. Multiple choice and structured questions. The paper will account for 50% of the final mark. Paper 2 This will be assessed by the teacher/supervisor and will account for 50% of the final mark. 5.0 METHODOLOGY AND TIME ALLOCATION 5.1 A pupil-centred approach is essential. This is a hands-on process approach involving problem identification and problem solving using the computer. The hands-on process approach stimulates curiosity and encourages learners to be innovative. With this approach the development of concepts and skills is achieved simultaneously in the learning activities. Some of the participatory and pupil centred methods that could be used to teach computer studies include: Demonstration and observation Discussion Question and answer Group work Discovery and experimentation 4

6 Research Field trips Project work Visual display Games Use of audiovisual media 5.2 Time Allocation At least 1hour per week per class should be allocated to computer lessons. 6.0 SYLLABUS S The syllabus consists of a core and one optional. The five core topics, which all pupils must study, are: 6.1 Theory 6.2 Basic settings and File Management 6.3 Word Processing 6.4 Spreadsheets 6.5 Presentations 6.6 Optional Topic: Information Communication Technology (ICT) 5

7 7.0 SCOPE AND SEQUENCE CHART 7.1 THEORY. GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7 Rules and requirements for the Computer laboratory Introduction to Computers Information Communication Technology (ICT). Basic handling of Computers Computer Hardware Basic handling of Computers Computer Hardware Basic handling of Computers Computer Hardware and software Basic handling of Computers Computer Hardware and Software. Advantages and disadvantages of using Computers. Basic handling of Computers. Types of computers Computer Hardware and Software. Advantages and disadvantages of using Computers. Basic handling of Computers Computer Hardware and Software. Advantages and disadvantages of using Computers Viruses. Internet and . Basic handling of Computers Computer Hardware and Software. Advantages and disadvantages of using Computers. Viruses. Internet and 6

8 7.2 BASIC SETTINGS AND FILE MANAGEMENT GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7 Starting up and shutting down Shutting down the computer Shutting down options Shutting down options Shutting down options Use of the mouse Desktop features Use of the mouse-basic technique Desktop features identifying by pictures Use of the mouse -basic technique Desktop featuresidentifying icons by name Use of the mouse starting Desktop features -start button Use of the mouse -starting Desktop features -start button Use of the mousedouble clicking Desktop features start button, task bar Use of the mouseright clicking Desktop features Shutting down options Use of mouse right clicking Desktop features Screen savers Screen savers-basic procedures Screen savers changing settings Screen saverschanging wait time Settings Date and time settings using start menu Date, time and volume settings using shortcuts Date, time and volume settings using shortcuts My computer icon Using my computer icon identifying and opening Using my computer icon-opening C drive Using my computer icon opening and A, C and D drives Drives, Folders and Files-identification Files, Folders and Drives identification + creating folders Copying and moving files and folders 7

9 GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7 My computer icon (cont.) Deleting files and folders Searching for files and folders by name and location Deleting files and folders from hard disk Searching for files and folders by date Deleting files and folders from other storage devices Recycle bin Recycle bin concept and identification Display and empty files in recycle bin Display and restore files and folders Printing Printing using shortcut Printing using shortcut Printing using menu Printing using options (page range and number of copies) 8

10 7.3 WORD PROCESSING GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7 Loading a word processor Load a word processor using an icon Load a word processor using an icon Loading a Word Processor using start menu Loading a Word Processor using start menu Loading a Word Processor using start menu Loading a Word Processor using start menu and icon Loading a Word Processor using start menu and icon Exiting a using a close icon Exiting a using a close icon Exiting a using the close icon and the close command in the file menu Exiting a using the close icon and the close command in the file menu Exiting a using the close icon and the close command in the file menu Exiting a using the close icon and the close command in the file menu Word processing features Inserting Auto Shapes and pictures using the mouse Inserting Auto Shapes and pictures using the mouse Inserting and colouring Auto Shapes and pictures using the mouse Inserting and colouring Auto Shapes and pictures using the mouse Inserting symbols and pictures Inserting text Designing patterns using Auto Shapes Inserting symbols and pictures Inserting text Designing patterns using Auto Shapes Inserting symbols and pictures Inserting text Designing patterns using Auto Shapes Word processing setting Word Processing screen: title bar and task bar Word Processing screen: menu bar and scroll bars Word Processing screen: tool bars and scroll bar Word Processing screen: tool bars and scroll bar Word Processing screen: tool bars and scroll bars 9

11 GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7 Keyboard keys and their uses Identification of basic keyboard keys and their uses Identification of basic keyboard keys and their uses Identification of basic keyboard keys and their uses Identification of basic keyboard keys and their uses Identification of frequently used keyboard keys and their uses Identification of frequently used keyboard keys and their uses Identification of frequently used keyboard keys and their uses Typing Saving and opening documents Text selection and correction Formatting text Typing simple words Text selection using the shift and the arrow keys. Bold and applying colour to text Typing simple phrases Text selection using the shift and the arrow keys. Bold and applying colour to text Typing simple sentences Text selection using the shift and the arrow keys. Deleting words and phrases Bold, underline, colour Typing a short paragraph Saving and opening a document in the hard disk using the save and open commands in the file menu Text selection using the shift and the arrow keys as well as the mouse Deleting sentences. Bold, underline, centre, font type and size and colour Typing a paragraph Saving and opening a document in the hard disk using the save and open commands in the file menu Text selection using the shift and the arrow keys as well as the mouse. Deleting sentences Bold, underline, font type and size, colour and alignment Editing text Copy and paste Cut and paste, copy and paste. Typing compositions, letters and stories Saving and opening a document in the hard disk and other media using the save and open commands in the file menu Text selection using the shift and the arrow keys as well as the mouse Text correction- spell and grammar checking. Bold, underline, italic, font type and size, colour, alignment, line spacing, word art and printing Cut and paste copy and paste, change case, find and replace words. Typing compositions, letters and stories Saving and opening a document in the hard disk and other media using the save and open commands in the file menu Text selection using the shift and the arrow keys as well as the mouse Text correction- spell and grammar checking. Italic, font type and size, colour, alignment, line spacing, borders, word art, margins, page numbering and printing Cut and paste, copy and paste, change case, find and replace words. 10

12 7.4 SPREADSHEETS GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7 Introduction to a Basic spreadsheet Basic spreadsheet Uses and types of Spreadsheet concepts concept spreadsheets Saving and opening documents Spreadsheet formatting Charts and graphs Creating a spreadsheets: spreadsheet structure, spreadsheet navigation and simple functions Saving and opening a document in the hard disk using the save and open commands in the file menu Width adjustments, settings, deleting, inserting, formatting cells, page breaks Creating a spreadsheetspreadsheet structure, spreadsheet navigation and simple functions Saving and opening a document in the hard disk and other media using the save and open commands in the file menu Width adjustments deleting, inserting, formatting cells, rows and columns Previewing and printing Creating charts/graphs Basic spreadsheet concept Creating a spreadsheetspreadsheet structure, spreadsheet navigation and simple functions Saving and opening a document in the hard disk and other media using the save and open commands in the file menu Formatting a spreadsheetwidth adjustment, settings, deleting, inserting, formatting cells, rows and columns, previewing and printing Creating and modifying charts graphs 11

13 7.5 PRESENTATIONS GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7 Drawing Drawing and colouring Drawing and combining Drawing and saving Drawing and saving Drawing and saving Drawing and saving Drawing and saving Loading a presentation Slide creation Opening and closing presentation Loading a drawing shapes Loading a drawing Loading a drawing and exiting Loading a drawing Saving and exiting Loading a presentation Opening and closing existing presentations Loading a presentation Creating presentations using more challenging slides and saving Opening and closing existing presentations Loading a presentation Creating presentations using more challenging slides, inserting of pictures from various sources and saving Opening an existing presentation and editing and saving it 12

14 GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7 Formatting text Formatting text on slides Apply font, colour and size Formatting text on slide Apply font colour, type and size. Formatting text on slide Applying background colours. Selection of appropriate Slide show Slide transitions effects Applying design templates Slide show presentation Slide transitions effects Custom animation Applying design templates Slide show presentation Printing slides colours. Slide advance methods e.g. mouse click, set time, sound effects Custom animation Applying design templates Slide show presentations Printing of slides 13

15 7.6 INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (OPTIONAL) GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7 Setting up of a mail account Security concerns and internet security concerns Opening mailbox Opening mailbox Creating mail Creating mail Sending Deleting mail Sending mail use of Carbon Copy and Blind Carbon Copy and Internet Replying mail including original message Deleting mail Setting of the internet Security concerns virus and Spam control Making connection Searching Forwarding mail Replying mail with or including/excluding original message Copying and pasting documents Attaching files Deleting mail setting of the internet security making connection searching 14

16 GRADE 1 15 Grade 1

17 1: THEORY Rules and requirements of the state the basic rules to be The basic rules. computer laboratory. observed in the computer laboratory name the basic Environmental conditions such as environmental conditions ventilation. and security of the computer Security of and in the computer laboratory room. Introduction to computers. identify computer hardware Hardware: Unit Keyboard, Mouse, Screen, Speakers and Printers. Formulating the rules as a class. Discussing the importance of environmental conditions and security. Pointing at and naming components of the computer. NB: Teacher to restrict to available equipment.. : BASIC SETTINGS AND FILE MANAGEMENT Pupils should be able to; Use of a mouse use the mouse Mouse movement and control Moving the pointer within diagrams/shapes Clicking on the left mouse button Playing games using the mouse Desktop features use a drawing The drawing icon e.g. paint Pointing at the drawing icon using the mouse 16 Grade 1

18 : WORD PROCESSING ACTIVITIES AND NOTES Loading a word processor load a word processor using an icon. Word processor Word processing features insert Auto shapes and pictures using the mouse Auto shapes and pictures Creating a picture story using several auto shapes and pictures Keyboard keys and their uses. identify basic keyboard keys. use the basic keyboard key. Basic keyboard keys such as enter, backspace, caps lock and spacebar. Pointing at and naming the basic keys. Playing games using the keyboard keys Typing type letters of the alphabet in Letters of the alphabet. Writing simple words and numbers 0 to 50. both lower and upper case. Simple words and numbers type simple words and numbers Text selection select text. Shift and arrow keys. Blocking text using the keyboard Formatting text block text using the keyboard bold text. colour text. The bold icon. The font colour icon. Clicking the bold button Changing colour of text. 17 Grade 1

19 : PRESENTATIONS Pupils should be able to; Drawing draw pictures of their choice Drawing e.g. paint Loading a presentation/drawing open and close a drawing Manipulating the mouse to produce a drawing. Painting the drawings Closing a drawing 18 Grade 1

20 GRADE 2 19 Grade 2

21 : THEORY Rules and requirements for the computer laboratory Introduction to computers state the basic rules to be observed in the computer laboratory name the basic environmental conditions and security of the computer laboratory identify computer hardware The basic rules Environmental conditions such as ventilation Security of and in the computer laboratory Hardware: System Unit Keyboard, Mouse and Screen, Speakers and Printers Formulating the rules as a class Discussing the importance of environmental conditions and security Pointing at and naming components of the computer NB: Teacher to restrict to available equipment : BASIC SETTINGS AND FILE MANAGEMENT Pupils should be able to; Desktop features identify icons by name Names of icons Pointing at specific icons 20 Grade 2

22 : WORD PROCESSING Loading and exiting a word processing load and exit a word processor type numbers and simple words type simple sentences Letters of the alphabet, words, short sentences and numbers Writing letters of the alphabet Writing numbers 0 to 100, simple words and sentences Basic keyboard keys and their uses Opening, Saving and Exiting Formatting text Word processing features identify basic keyboard keys use the basic keyboard key identify documents in a folder retrieve documents from a folder close a document exit a program highlight bold text colour text insert auto shapes and pictures using the mouse Basic keyboard keys such as enter, backspace, caps lock, delete and spacebar Default location (My Documents) Close button Shift and arrow keys The bold icon The font colour icon Auto shapes and pictures Pointing at and naming the basic keys Playing games using keyboard keys Applying knowledge learnt on basic keyboard keys Launching a program, retrieving a document Saving and closing a document Exiting a program using the close button Highlighting text Bolding text Changing colour of text NB Emphasis should be on primary colours Creating a picture story using several auto shapes or pictures 21 Grade 2

23 : PRESENTATIONS Pupils should be able to; ACTIVITIES AND NOTES Drawing draw and colour in shapes Drawing icon Drawing and colouring in shapes Loading a presentation/ drawing open and close a drawing Drawing Using the mouse to produce a drawing Closing a drawing 22 Grade 2

24 GRADE 3 23 Grade 3

25 : THEORY Rules and requirements for the computer laboratory. explain the basic rules to be observed in the computer laboratory. name the basic environmental conditions and security of the computer laboratory. The basic rules. Environmental conditions such as ventilation. Security of and in the computer laboratory. Discussing the need for rules in the Computer room. Discussing the importance of environmental conditions and security. Introduction to computers. identify computer hardware and software. Input, output and storage devices: Hardware: System Unit, Keyboard, Mouse and Screen, Speakers and Printers, Storage devices: floppy disks, flash disk/memory stick, compact disk (CD), digital video disk (DVD). Software Drawing and labelling components of the computer. Differentiating between input and output devices. NB: Teacher to restrict to available equipment. Identifying the in use. 24 Grade 3

26 : BASIC SETTINGS AND FILE MANAGEMENT Pupils should be able to; Starting up the computer switch on the computer Power buttons Identifying power buttons Turning on the computer Starting s start s Start button Start menu Using the start button Selecting options from menu Working with windows close windows using the close button Close button Using the close button : WORD PROCESSING Loading a word processor load and exit a word processor using a starter menu. Word processor Opening and closing a word processor Word processing features insert and colour auto shapes and pictures using the mouse Auto shapes and pictures Colouring auto shapes and picture Typing type sentences Sentences. Four Special Characters i.e.!?,. Writing sentences and special characters. 25 Grade 3

27 Basic keyboard keys and their uses. identify basic keyboard keys. use the basic keyboard key. Basic keyboard keys such as enter, backspace, caps lock, delete and spacebar. Pointing at and naming the basic keys. Playing games using keyboard keys. Applying knowledge learnt on basic keyboard keys Word processing setting identify the title bar and task bar Title bar and task bar Using the title bar and task bar. Formatting text select/highlight text Shift and arrow keys and mouse block text. bold text. colour text. underline text The bold icon. The font colour icon. The underline icon Blocking text Bolding text. Changing colour of text. Underlining text : PRESENTATIONS Pupils should be able to; Drawing open a drawing ; combine shapes and drawings; save shapes and drawing. Drawing icon, shapes, drawing and pictures Opening the drawing using shortcut Drawing according to teachers instructions Typing and clicking the save shortcut. 26 Grade 3

28 GRADE 4 28 Grade 4

29 : THEORY Rules and requirements for the computer laboratory explain the basic rules to be observed in the computer laboratory name the basic environmental conditions and security of the computer laboratory The basic rules Environmental conditions such as ventilation Security of and in the computer laboratory NOTES AND ACTIVITIES Discussing the need for rules in the Computer room Discussing the importance of environmental conditions and security Introduction to computers identify computer hardware and software Hardware: Input and output: System Unit, Keyboard, Mouse and Screen, Speakers and Printers, Storage devices: floppy disks, flash disk/memory stick, compact disk (CD), digital video disk (DVD) Drawing and labelling components of the computer Classifying input and output devices Listing the types of storage devices NB: Teacher to restrict to available equipment Software Identifying the Software in use by name and function : BASIC SETTINGS AND FILE MANAGEMENT Starting up and shutting down LEARNING Pupils should be able to; switch off the computer Start menu Power buttons ACTIVITIES AND NOTES Identifying power buttons Turning off the computer Desktop features Printing using shortcut use the start button use a mouse to start a Start button Programme using a mouse 29 Identifying the start button Starting a using a mouse generate a hard copy Print process Printing using the print icon Grade 4

30 : WORD PROCESSING Loading a word processor Word processing features Word processing setting load a word using start menu exiting a using the close icon and close command in the file menu insert and colour auto shapes and pictures using the mouse use the menu bar and scroll bars Word processor Close icon and close command in the file menu Auto shapes and pictures Word processing screen: menu bar and scroll bars Typing type a short paragraph Short paragraphs Punctuation Four Special Characters i.e.!?,. ACTIVITIES AND NOTES Opening and closing a word processor Exiting a using the close button Using the mouse to colour auto shapes and pictures Manipulating the menu and scroll bars Typing short paragraphs and inserting correct punctuation marks Text selection and correction select/highlight text using the shift and arrow keys and mouse delete sentences Shift and arrow keys and mouse Backspace and delete key Blocking text Erasing sentences from right to left and from left to right Basic keyboard keys and their uses Opening and Saving identify numeric keyboard keys use the numeric keyboard key identify documents in a folder retrieve documents from a folder save a document in the hard disk close a document Short paragraphs that integrate the numeric keys Default location (My Documents) Double clicking the document in the folder Saving documents Close button Playing games using keyboard keys Launching a Retrieving a document by double clicking it in the folder Using the save and open commands in the file menu Saving and closing a document Formatting text block text bold text colour text underline text The bold icon The font colour icon The underline icon Alignment icons Blocking text Bolding text Changing colour of text Underlining text 30 Grade 4

31 align text apply font size and type Font size and type icons ACTIVITIES AND NOTES Changing text alignment Aligning text Changing font size and text Using the scroll bar to see more fonts Editing text copy and paste text Copy and paste Copying and pasting using the Edit command menu Copying and pasting using the icons NB Activities to focus first on the Edit command menu before shortcuts are introduced : PRESENTATION Pupils should be able to; Loading a presentation Drawing load a presentation using a mouse; open a drawing ; combine shapes and drawings Presentation Drawing icon Saving drawings Shapes, drawings and pictures Opening a presentation Creating a blank presentation Typing basic text Drawing according to instruction Using the short cut to save drawings 31 Grade 4

32 GRADE 5 33 Grade 5

33 : THEORY Rules and requirements for the laboratory Introduction to computers/ Computer hardware and software explain the basic rules to be observed in the computer laboratory name the basic environmental conditions and security of the computer laboratory identify computer hardware and software The basic rules Environmental conditions such as ventilation Security of and in the computer laboratory Hardware: Input and output: System Unit (CPU), Keyboard, Mouse and Screen, Speakers and Printers, Storage devices: floppy disks, flash disk/memory stick, compact disk (CD), digital video disk (DVD) Discussing the need for rules in the Computer laboratory Discussing the importance of environmental conditions and security Drawing and labelling components of the computer Classifying input and output devices Listing the types of storage devices NB: Teacher to restrict to available equipment list advantages and disadvantages of using computers Software: System and application software Advantages and disadvantages of using computers Identifying different system and application software Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using computers 34 Grade 5

34 : BASIC SETTINGS AND FILE MANAGEMENT Pupils should be able to; ACTIVITIES AND NOTES Starting up and shutting select options for shutting Shutting down options Applying different options for shutting down down down computers Use of mouse perform different tasks by Double clicking Playing games using the mouse double clicking the mouse Settings adjust date and time settings Date and time settings Checking current date and time Changing date and time settings using shortcut identify Task bar and its Task bar functions Minimizing and restoring using mouse function My computer icon identify drives and folders on the computer A, C, and D drives Opening C drive Distinguishing folders from files Deleting files and delete files and folders from C drive files and folders Deleting files and folders folders the C drive Recycle bin concept identify the recycle bin and its uses Recycle bin icon Opening recycle bin Closing recycle bin Desktop features use short cut menu for desktop displays Desktop displays using shortcut menu Applying desktop displays using shortcut menu Printing print documents using the Printing Applying the printing technique using an icon shortcut Screen savers set screen savers on the Screen savers Selecting and applying screen savers monitor Loading a word processor load a word processor using start menu close a document exit a Word processor Close button Using the start menu to load a word processor 35 Grade 5

35 : WORD PROCESSING Word processing features insert symbols, pictures and text design patterns using auto shapes; Symbol, pictures and text Patterns Typing type a paragraph Short paragraphs Punctuation Text selection and correction Keyboard keys and their uses Saving and opening documents Formatting Text select/highlight text delete sentences identify numeric keyboard keys use the numeric keyboard key open, save and close documents in the hard disk block text bold text colour text underline text align text apply font size and type Special Characters!?, % $ ( ) Shift and arrow keys and mouse Backspace and delete key Short paragraphs that integrate the numeric keys Open, save and close commands in the file menu The bold icon The font colour icon The underline icon Alignment icons Font size and type icons Selecting symbols and pictures Identifying patterns Typing short paragraphs Blocking text Erasing sentences from right to left and from left to right Playing games using keyboard keys Opening, saving and closing a document Bolding text Changing colour of text Underlining text Aligning text Changing font size and text 36 Grade 5

36 Editing Text copy and paste text Word Processing Setting : SPREADSHEETS move text set word processing screen using tool bars and scroll bars Copy and paste Cut and paste Tool bars and scroll bars Copying and pasting using the Edit command menu Copying and pasting using the icons Cutting and pasting using the Edit command menu Cutting and pasting using the icons NB Activities to focus first on the Edit command menu before shortcuts are introduced Using scroll bars to find information Applying the tool bars to access information Introduction to a Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Formatting describe the spreadsheet structure create a spreadsheet set width adjustments; insert formatting cells and page cells Spreadsheet structure: Columns, rows, column headings, row headings, cells, cell names, cell pointer, sheet tabs, navigating in the spreadsheet Width adjustments Formatting cells and page breaks Explaining what constitutes a spreadsheet Explaining the difference between workbooks and worksheets Creating a spreadsheet- spreadsheet structure, cursor manipulation Formatting a spreadsheet 37 Grade 5

37 Saving and Opening Documents open, save and close documents in the hard disk Open, save and close commands in the file menu Opening, saving and closing using the file menu : PRESENTATIONS LEARNING Pupils should be able to; Loading a presentation load a presentation Presentation Viewing of different available slides Adding text to a slide Saving the presentations Drawing save drawings Drawings Saving the drawings Opening and closing a presentation open and close existing presentation Presentations Typing in the file name Saving in the correct folders Formatting text format text on slides apply font, colour and size on text Slides, font, colour and size Changing the font size Changing the text colour Slide show apply slide transitions effects apply design templates present a slide show Slide transitions effects Design templates Side show presentation Adding transitions in normal view Using existing template design 38 Grade 5

38 GRADE 6 39 Grade 6

39 : THEORY Rules and requirements for computer laboratory explain the basic rules to be observed in the computer laboratory. The basic rules. Discussing the need for rules in the Computer laboratory and the consequences of breaking the rules. Introduction to computers identify different types of computers identify computer hardware and software. Different types of computers: Laptops, palmtops, notebooks, PC, mainframe, supercomputer. Hardware: Input devices: Keyboard, Mouse Output devices Speakers, Printers and Screen, Compare the different types of computers. Entering data using the input devices. identify computer viruses and their causes Storage devices: floppy disks, flash disk/memory stick, compact disk (CD), digital video disk (DVD). Software: System and application software Computer viruses, causes and effects Discussing the suitability in the application of different types of storage devices. NB: Teacher to restrict to available equipment. 40 Grade 6

40 list advantages and disadvantages of using computers Advantages and disadvantages of using computers Discussing the problems resulting from computer viruses. Information Communication Technology (ICT) identify the benefits and limitations in the use of Internet and . Internet and . Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using computers Demonstrating how to access internet. Sending and receiving BASIC SETTINGS AND FILE MANAGEMENT Pupils should be able to; Shutting down options distinguish restart from shut down Shut down windows Restarting the computer Use of mouse perform tasks using the mouse right clicking. Use of mouse right clicking Identifying tasks which require the use of mouse right clicking. Desktop features rearrange icons use short cut menu for desktop Icons Desktop displays Arranging icons by name, date, size Using auto arrange option display. Screen savers change settings of screen savers Screen saver settings Selecting screen savers Settings My computer icon on the monitor adjust time, date and volume using short cut adjust date delete files and folder from hard disk. Date, time and volume settings C drives Checking current date and time Changing date and time settings using shortcut Inserting storage media in appropriate drives 41 Grade 6

41 Pupils should be able to; open C drive Opening drives My computer icon (cont) create folders/files search for files/folders Files and folders Deleting files and folders Recycle bin display and empty the recycle bin Recycle bin icon Opening recycle bin Emptying recycle bin Printing print using shortcut Printing Using the shortcut command to print : WORD PROCESSING Loading a word processor Word processing features Word processing setting access word processing using start menu and icon. insert symbols and pictures insert text design patterns using auto shapes use tool bars and scroll bars Word processor icon Symbols and pictures Auto shapes Word processing Screen: tool bars and scroll bar Typing type compositions and letters Punctuated compositions and letters Special Characters!?,.; ( ) % $ ` * < > Text selection and correction. select text using the shift and arrow keys and mouse correct spellings and grammar Shift and arrow keys and mouse Errors: spellings and grammar. 42 Opening word using both mouse and keyboard Creating patterns using auto shapes Identifying tool bars and scroll bars Typing compositions and letters. Blocking text Erasing sentences from right to left and from left to right. N.B. Non English and scientific words are Grade 6

42 treated as errors by the computer. Teacher is to use discretionary powers. Correction of errors is taught progressively. Keyboard keys and their uses. Saving and opening documents identify functions frequently used. manipulate the entire keyboard keys. open commands in the file menu retrieve documents saved save documents in hard disk and other media Keyboard keys and their uses Opening, saving and closing a document in the hard disk (Cdrive) and other media Open, save and exit commands Using QWERTY in document manipulation and production. Storing documents in different media Retrieving a document by using the open command in the Open dialogue box Opening documents in different media Formatting Text Editing Text bold text. colour text. underline text align text apply font size and type space lines apply Word Art print documents cut and paste text copy and paste text The bold icon. The font colour icon. The underline icon Alignment icons Font size and type icons Line spacing Word Art Print outs Cutting and pasting Copying and pasting Lower and upper case Bolding text. Changing colour of text. Underlining text Aligning text Changing font size and text Spacing lines Applying word art Printing documents Copying and pasting using the Edit command menu Copying and pasting using the icons Cutting and pasting using the Edit command menu Cutting and pasting using the icons N.B. Activities to focus first on the Edit command menu before shortcuts are introduced. Changing lower to upper case and vice 43 Grade 6

43 change case find and replace words Replacing words versa Finding words Replacing words : SPREADSHEETS Introduction to a spreadsheet identify functions of spreadsheets create a Spreadsheet Basic spreadsheet concept Spreadsheet structure Spreadsheet navigation and simple functions Spreadsheet structure: Columns, rows, column headings, row headings, cells, cell names, cell pointer, Sheet tabs, navigating in the spreadsheet, select all button. Explaining what constitutes a spreadsheet. Explaining the difference between workbooks and worksheets Creating a spreadsheet- spreadsheet structure, cursor manipulation Saving and opening documents Spreadsheet formatting open, save and close documents insert rows and columns adjust rows and columns preview documents before printing File retrieval Saving Closing Exiting Insert :Rows, columns, Worksheet Delete :Rows, columns, Worksheet Adjust row height, column width Rename a Worksheet Block/highlight specific cells Preview and printing Retrieving, saving, closing, and exiting a file in a specific location such as My Documents. Editing a spreadsheet by inserting and deleting rows and columns. Adjusting row height and column width. Blocking/highlighting specific cells, such as TOTAL s, using the fill colour button. Preview document before printing a must. 44 Grade 6

44 Charts and graphs create a chart/graph Column and bar chart/graph Creating a bar and column chart/graph using information from a created spreadsheet. Using the insert- chart menu : PRESENTATIONS LEARNING Pupils should be able to; Loading a presentation load a presentation Presentation Loading a presentation Drawing add drawings Drawings Inserting drawing and adding colour to pictures Slide creation create presentations using more challenging slides Presentations using slides Pictures Creating presentations Saving presentations insert pictures to a presentation Save presentations Opening and closing Open and close existing Open and save Opening and closing existing presentation presentation presentations Formatting text format text on slides Font, colour, type and size Changing font, colour, type and size. apply font, colour, type and size. Slide show view a slide show Slide show Viewing a slide show add transition effects Transition: normal view and Applying transition effects on slide apply design templates slide shorter view Selecting a transition effect from the drop animate slides Design templates down list. Animation effects: Preset and Choosing the speed of the transition custom Selecting objects which is to be animated 45 Grade 6

45 Slide show (cont) present a slide show print slides Slide show Presentation Printing Selecting slides to be printed. : INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (OPTIONAL) Internet set internet make a connection using shortcut disconnect the internet connection install security features set account identify and open mailbox create mail send mail reply mail opening in-box delete message Internet icon Web sites Search engines Security issues account Mailbox message Inbox deleting Opening the internet Opening different websites Typing/Selecting search engine Entering search criteria/subject Disconnecting using shortcut Opening the mailbox Composing mail Sending mail Opening inbox Replying to mail Signing out 46 Grade 6

46 GRADE 7 47 Grade 7

47 : THEORY Rules and requirements of the computer laboratory explain the basic rules to be observed in the computer laboratory. The basic rules. Discussing the need for rules in the Computer laboratory and the consequences of breaking the rules. Introduction to computers. maintain the computers identify different types of computers identify computer hardware and software. Basic maintenance of computers Different types of computers: Laptops, palmtops, notebooks, PC, mainframe, supercomputer. Hardware: Input devices: Keyboard, Mouse Output devices Speakers, Printers and Screen, Storage devices: floppy disks, flash disk/memory stick, compact disk (CD), digital video disk (DVD). Best methods of looking after your computers including keeping them free of dust and use of surge protectors/blocks. N.B. Maintenance to be limited to explaining the need for cleaning and servicing. Comparing the different types of computers and their applications. Entering data using the input devices. Software: System and application Discussing the suitability in the application of different types of storage devices. 48 Grade 7

48 software NB: Teacher to restrict to available equipment. identify computer viruses and their causes Computer viruses and their effects Identifying different system and application software. Information Communication Technology (ICT) list advantages and disadvantages of using computers identify the benefits and limitations in the use of Internet and . Advantages and disadvantages of using computers Internet and Discussing the problems resulting from computer viruses and how best to deal with them. Using anti- virus software to avoid infection through use of storage devices. Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using computers. Demonstrating how to access internet. Sending and receiving . : BASIC SETTINGS AND FILE MANAGEMENT Starting up and shutting down differentiate restart and shut down Use of mouse perform tasks using the mouse right clicking Shut down windows Use of mouse-right clicking NOTES AND SUGGESTED LEARNING ACTIVITIES Restarting the computer Identifying tasks which require the use of mouse Right clicking Playing games using the mouse 49 Grade 7

49 Desktop features use the start and shortcut menu for desktop displays Settings adjust date, time and volume using shortcut My computer icon open A,C and D drives using my computer icon. copy and move files and folders search for files and folders by date. delete files and folders from other storage devices. Recycle bin display files and folders restore files and folders Printing use page range and number of copies command to print documents : WORD PROCESSING Start and shortcut menu. Date, time and volume settings A, C and D drives Files and folders Searching for files and folders Files and folders in different storage devices Display and restore file and folders Printing using options NOTES AND SUGGESTED LEARNING ACTIVITIES Selecting and adjusting the screen savers and the wait time Checking the current date and time Playing CD and adjusting volume. Inserting storage media in the appropriate drives. Opening drives Using the date to search for files and folders Saving files, folders and different storage devices Deleting the files and folders Opening the recycle bin Restoring files and folders Using the print option command Loading word processing Word processing features access word processing start menu and icon close a design patterns using Auto shapes Loading a word processor using start menu and icon. Auto shapes icon Opening word using both mouse and keyboard Exiting s using close icon and close command Creating patterns using Auto shapes 50 Grade 7

50 Keyboard insert symbols and pictures insert text identify functions keys identify frequently used keyboard keys and their functions use keys correctly. Keyboard keys Tab, scroll lock, insert Playing of age appropriate educational games Using the keys to type different text such as compositions, graphs and tables Typing Word processing setting Opening, saving and closing documents type using two hands type at acceptable speed identify the functions of the icons on the tool bar and scroll bars. save documents in hard disk and other media. retrieve documents saved. Composition and letters View on menu bar Toolbars and scroll bars C Drive (Hard disk) save and open commands File menu Compact disks Diskettes Typing compositions and letters Adding and removing toolbars from screen Choosing the most used toolbars to remain on screen Storing documents in different media Opening, saving and closing a document in different media Text selection and correction Formatting text select required text using arrow keys as well as mouse check and correct spellings and grammar apply italics format text Shift & arrows Mouse Spellings and grammar Format: italics, font (type, size and colour), alignment, line spacing, tabulation, borders, columns, word art, margins, page numbering and printing Highlighting of text for formatting and/or editing purposes using keyboard and mouse. Creating (eye catching) presentable text work e.g. pamphlets Editing text cut and paste Text manipulation cutting Moving, copying text from one 51 Grade 7

51 copy and paste change case find and replace words and pasting, copying and pasting, changing case, finding and replacing words media to another. Correcting typed text. : SPREADSHEET Introduction to a spreadsheet define a spreadsheet state the uses of spreadsheets name types of spreadsheets Spreadsheet structure: Columns, rows, column headings, row headings, cells, cell names Information storage Manual and computerized spreadsheets Spreadsheets software Creating a spreadsheet Displaying the spreadsheet screen Identifying the components of a spreadsheet Opening, saving and closing documents Spreadsheet formatting create a spreadsheet open, save and close documents adjust width settings insert rows and columns delete rows and columns format cells preview and print Spreadsheet structure: Columns, rows, column headings, row headings, cells, cell names, cell pointer, sheet tabs, navigating in the spreadsheet, select all button. File retrieval Saving Closing Exiting Insert: Rows, columns, worksheet Delete: Rows, columns, Worksheet Adjust row height, column width Rename a Worksheet Block/highlight specific cells Opening, saving, retrieving and closing a spreadsheet Retrieving, saving and exiting a file Formatting a spreadsheet 52 Grade 7

52 Charts/graphs create a chart/graph modify charts and graphs Create a line and pie chart/graph Producing charts and graphs : PRESENTATION Loading a presentation load a presentation Drawing prepare drawings and pictures save drawings Slide creation create presentations using more challenging slides insert pictures from various sources Opening and open an existing closing presentation presentation edit and save a presentation Formatting text format text on slide apply background colours apply font, colour and size Slide show demonstrate slide advance methods set time and sound effects apply design templates present slide show print slides Presentation using keyboard Drawing and saving Presentations using slides Pictures from various sources Opening, saving and editing presentation Formatting: background colour, font and size Slide advance methods e.g. mouse click, set time, sound effects Design templates Slide show presentation Opening, saving and retrieving a presentation Adding clip art Adding drawing Creating presentation Inserting picture on slides Editing presentation Saving presentations Formatting text on slide Modifying slides Viewing a slide show 53 Grade 7

53 : INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (OPTIONAL) Internet LEARNING Pupils should be able to; set up internet make a connection identify security issues search for information set up a mail account send mail reply mail copy and paste documents attach files delete mail open use features manage mailbox Setting up of the internet Start menu Internet Security issues Mailbox Mail account Copying and pasting Deleting ACTIVITIES AND NOTES Connecting using the start menu Typing/ Selecting search engine Entering search criteria/subject Copy and paste information to word processing Printing selected text/pictures/tables etc Disconnecting using shortcut Sending mail using Carbon Copy and Blind Carbon Copy Forwarding mail Attaching files Deleting mail Signing out 54 Grade 7

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